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, "bbc world news." >> this is bbc world news america reporting from washington. rupert murdoch's news corp. has dropped their bid for bskyb. >> they clearly need to do with the problems that news international. >> 21 people were killed in a financial capital. the fighting continues to rage in libya. colonel gaddafi's forces and the rebels are still in a tug of war. the last few days have brought an incredible reversal of fortune for rupert murdoch's media empire and today can get another blow. bowling to public and political pressure, news corp. withdrew their bid for bskyb. this is in the wake of the hacking scandal. for more on how the deal went, here is the bbc's business editor. >> rupert murdoch, the great news mobile is in the news for what he would see as the wrong reasons. the great humiliations' of his career, the abandonment of his desire to get all of british news broadcasting. "we believe that the acquisition would benefit both companies it has become clear that it is too difficult to progress in this climate." this was the appalling climate for mr. murdoch. >> when such a
. >> raising tax is not, is not a smart idea in the current economic client. >> rupert murdoch, today reports that news corp made bill ons on taxes over the past four years. it's the undercover video everybody is talking about. we have the guy who shot it ntsd the bachmann clinics, attempts to cure gay people. it's an ed show exclusive. mitch mcconnell and john boehner are getting hammered by the tea party for buckling on the debt ceiling debate. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell has proposed a deal to allow the debt ceiling to go up and take cuts to the big three off the table. mcconnell late today put out his last chance plan. >> i would advocate that we pass legislation giving the president the authority, the authority to request of us an increase in the debt ceiling that would take us past the end of his term. that is what he has said. he said he will not sign a debt ceiling that does not take us past the end of his term. >> so mcconnell's plan would allow republicans to vote against the debt increase, but it would allow the president to increase the debt. the downside for the righti
rupert murdoch is going to have to surrender what he knew and when he knew it. >>> betting on disaster. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. to eat our peas, make tough choices for a big budget deal. today he said without a deal there may not be enough money to send out social security checks. for many republicans in congress, opposing tax has become more than ideology. it's become religion. they're abdicating now their responsibility to co-govern. how are we ever going to get a deal if republican leaders more afraid of the tea party than they are of the economic collapse to come? >>> also, pray away the gay. michele bachmann's husband says the christian counseling practice he runs does not try to pray gay straight, but the video tells a different story. this may make michele bachmann more popular with her base, but what after everyone else? >>> plus, the murdoch scandal keeps getting bigger and bigger. gordon brown told the bbc that murdoch people used known criminals to get access to his personal information and try to bring down his
to rupert murdoch's giant media empire. it's "nightly business report" for wednesday, july 13. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening everyone. late today, the aaa credit rating of the united states was officially put on notice. moody's investor service placed the government's bond rating on review for possible downgrade. without a debt deal on capitol hill, moody's points to a "small but rising risk of a short-lived default" tom, that warning comes as the federal reserve says its ready to add more fuel to the economy if the recovery runs out of gas. >> tom: susie, fed chairman ben bernanke made that pledge during his semiannual congressional testimony today. that helped investor confidence, at least initially. stocks rallied sharply during the chairman's testimony but backed off those highs as the day wore on. by the close, the dow was up just 44 points, the nas
today the inmates are truly running this asylum, and no deal for you. media mogul rupert murdoch abandons his bid to control one of the world's largest tv networks. ahead, why one senator believes the phone hacking scandal will definitely hit murdoch's american empire. and terror strikes one of the world's financial centers. who is behind three large coordinated explosions that turned city streets into a scene of utter carnage? we're live with the very latest. we are just an hour away from today's latest round of debt talks with growing pessimism setting the stage for a long shot republican escape hatch. in a sign of just how fractured the gop has become, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell has proposed giving the president sweeping new powers to lift the debt limit absent of any congressional approval. administration officials and senate majority leader harry reid praised mr. mcconnell for showing a serious effort to avoid a default. >> he's spent a great deal of time working on this, senator mcconnell did. i commend him for his thoughtful and unique proposal. it's somethin
right now. >>> president obama has republicans close to surrender. rupert murdoch is going to have to surrender what he knew and when he knew it. and michele bachmann's husband sure knows an awful lot about gay sex. >> this debt limit increase is his problem. >> republicans choose none of the above. >> they want to make this obama's debt, not america's debt. >> republicans can't deal with the debt, so they find new ways to avoid during their jobs. >> john boehnor, who called for an adult moment actsed like a child. >> here's another way to give away my responsibility. >> president obama, the debt limit is his problem. >> we pass legislation, giving the president the authority, the authority to request of us an increase in the debt ceiling. >> if you didn't quite get all that, you're not alone. >> but authorize him to request of us that we raise the debt ceiling for the amount that he says. >> which would, in fact, allow president obama the authority to raise the debt limit on his own. >> that strikes me as a cowardly posture. >> they all voted on a budget a few months ago that woul
'brien. pulling the plug on a major deal. rupert murdoch's news corporation ditches its bid for bskyb. mumbai under attack again. three explosions rocked india's financial capital, killing at least 21 people. and on at libya's front line, and to counter attack by colonel gaddafi's forces against rebels advancing on tripoli. >> you can hear it. ♪ >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also a round the globe. the last few days have brought in a credible reversal of fortune for rupert murdoch's media empire. today came another blow. public and political pressure, news corporation withdrew its bid for bskyb. it is another casualty of the hacking firestorm. now prime minister david cameron has announced details of a far- reaching inquiry into recent events. for more on how the deal went bust, here is the bbc business editor. a warning, there is some flash photography. >> rupert murdoch, the great news mogul, in the news for the wrong reasons. putting on a brave face before one of the great humiliations' of his career, the abandonment for his attempt to take over bskyb. here is the explo
blow to rupert murdoch. i'll have the story coming up. >>> the intense hunt for a boy missing in new york city has taken a shocking and tragic turn. this morning, investigators found some of the dismembered remains of nine-year-old libby inside a dumpster. the rest of the child's body was found in a refrigerator inside the home of a man being questioned by police. on monday, the boy was coming home from day camp and was supposed to meet his mother about three blocks away. he never showed up. >> he was seen on video leaving the school at 5:5 p.m. monday. 35 minutes later, he was in a 1990 brown honda accord with levee aaron, who brought the boy to his apartment, killed him there, and then dismembered the body. >> 35-year-old levee aaron has been officially charged with the boy's murder. he remains in police custody. >>> the u.s. coast guard is called off the search for seven americans missing off the coast of mexico. they were on a chartered fishing boat that sank more than a week ago. about three dozen people survived that disaster. many swam for hours. >>> media mogul rupert murdoch
for an investigation of rupert murdoch's media empire as the company pays a new price for its phone hacking scandal. could a massive probe now under way in britain happen here in the united states? and the obama money-maybing machine. who's behind the cash and can the republicans compete? >>> president obama and the congressional leadership are under enormous pressure right now, about 40 minutes into their latest round of debt crisis talks. they haveless than three weeks until the deadline to raise the legal limit on the federal debt. and by all accounts, they're still very far apart. what if anything emerges from this meeting? consider the very dire warnings from the chairman of the federal reserve. ben bernanke using very strong words today, telling congress that the global financial system would be thrown into enormous disarray. that's a direct quote, if the u.s. treasury is deadbeat on its debt. >> ff we went so far as to default on the debt, it would be a major crisis. the treasury security is view as the most safest and liquid in the world. it's the foundation for much of our financial system
is gordon with rupert murdoch's daughter. for years, they stayed close together, but no more. the smiles of fell away. they accuse them of using criminals to investigate his private life. >> i have my bank accounts, my lawyers files, someone was getting information from my lawyers. my tax returns went missing at one point, medical records have been broken into. i do not know how this happened. but i do know one thing. there is absolute proof that news international was involved in hiring people to get this information i do know that the people they work with our criminals. >> he claimed they were looking for information about a flat on this london street that you bought in the early 1990's. >> are you considering resigning? >> this is the editor of "the sunday times." in a statement tonight, the paper said, we believe no law was broken, no criminal was used, and this story was published. he attacked the way reporters that his son was suffering from cystic fibrosis. it left some in tears. >> your son is now going to be broadcast across the media. we are incredibly upset about it. we're th
empire. will rupert murdoch keep his crown? we'll discuss that later. now back to the top story, the partisan gamesmanship ramping up in debt ceiling talks. did they accomplish anything tonight? >> i wish i had a different answer than i had last night but again no breakthroughs today. i'll tell you that going into today's meeting the prospects from the perspective of capital reaching a deal, the prospects really seemed grim today. both sides hardening in their positions. inside the white house, inside this meeting, we are told by eric cantor as he returned to the capital following a meet, inside this meeting, the president laid out in further detail his plan for entitlement reforms, that eric cantor, the number two republican in the house, that he said the republicans could actually support, but here's the big "but" unfortunately, but they're still not budging on the issue of taxes. and democrats are insisting on new revenue, on tax revenue. so hence why i say no breakthroughs again today. another thing discussed in this meeting was this new proposal being pitched out there by t
murdoch and his media empire. germany pushes for a resolution against syria at the u.n. security council in new york. -- prevails in a throughly sprint finish to win his first tour de france. british lawmakers have summoned rupert murdoch and his top executives for questioning the scandal that his on his media outlets, spied on politicians, celebrities, and the victims of crimes. according to police, investigations into those charges are being blocked by his employees. gordon brown has now accused the news managers of hiring criminals to obtain his private information. >> he is what the highest level victims of the hacking scandal. the former prime minister gordon brown. brown has accused the british newspapers of illegally obtaining private information about his family. he alleges the use this information to publish the news that his newborn son was suffering from cystic fibrosis. a new police investigation will ensure that the culprits are punished. >> this looks like yet another example of an appalling invasion of privacy and had been a personal data. my heart goes out to gordon brown
murdoch's takeover bid will be asked to be dismissed. it's due to unacceptable practices to gain information for stories including phone hacking. >> united against rupert murdoch. the conservatives and demonstrates have made a highly unusual decision to support this calling on him to withdraw his bid. >> it's in the public interest that rupert murdoch sees there's complete outrage about the behavior of his employees and organization and a real concern about that organization controlling yet more of our media in this country. in the public interest he should back down. if he doesn't, i hope we'll be developing legislation to make that happen. >> also david cameron will be setting up inquiries at news of the world and other papers. a judge will oversee which are in effect two inquiries. one into hacking and another into the relations between politicians and the press. past and present politicians could be compelled to give testimony under oath. rupert murdoch and others were courted by politicians and now they are called upon to answer questions about wrong doing. >> a key u.s. sen
to the savings bond as we know it. a look at the changes coming from the treasury department. rupert murdoch's media empire under fire overseas, and now possible >> we are back with major developments in the phone hacking scandal across the atlantic. >> news corp.'s rupert murdoch has withdrawn his takeover bid for britain's sky broadcasting. this comes as a criminal investigation gets under way into the phone hacking a firestorm. back to the newsroom with developments in the story. >> it is being called britain's watergate, and since rupert murdoch has a major media presence in the u.s. and worldwide, the scandal is being closely watched here in washington. >> it started with a simple royal me injury for prince william, reported in 2005 by "news of the world." that leak led to a police investigation and charges the paper hacked into the house of windsor's phone lines, but it was not until this month that the british public learned from britain's "guardian" newspaper that politicians murder victims, and many others had also been have. today, after a meeting at 10 downing street, the family o
to call on plans for rupert murdoch's bid for the bskyb to be abandoned. this report from our deputy political editor does contain flash cryptography. >> here is gordon again in downing street with his daughter elisabeth next to him. and their top editor, rebekah brooks, the red hat on the right. for years a team brown stayed close. no more. the smiles fell away. using criminals to investigate his private life. >> i had my bank accounts broken into. ilesd my lawyers' f blanked. my tax returns went missing at one point. medical records have been broken into. i do not know how all this happened but i do know one thing, into of these instances, there is absolute proof that news international was involved in hiring people to get this information. i also know that the people they work with our criminals. >> court of mankind were looking for information about a flat in this london street in the early 1990's. he said he paid the market rate. the sunday times conceded not. >> are you considering resigning? >> he is not resigning. his newspaper had been out to bring brown down as a government
rupert murdoch's media empire and among them, former prime minister gordon brown who says his family's privacy was violated by a story that hit very close to home. stephanie gosk has the report from london. >> reporter: the british public wants answers. rupert murdoch and top executive, rebecca brooks have all been asked to testify next week before a parliament committee. the powerful trio have yet to agree but "news international" the subsidiary that ran "the news of the world" is already defending itself against the latest allegations. in an interview on the bbc today, former prime minister, gordon brown, accused "news international" of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened because of the links with criminals. >> reporter: in 2006, a murdoch paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brown's newborn son has cystic fibrosis. now brown questions the methods the paper used to get that information. tonight a statement from "news international" says the story "the sun" ran is from a member of the
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murdoch and his media empire rocked by shame. today, talk of new investigations from washington to london. >>> we are keeping a close eye on wall street and who could be good news for your investments. stocks appear ready to rebound from nagy worries. ♪ ♪ i'm a rocket man >> the space shuttle "atlantis" awaken to elton john, first singing and then delivering a message of personal thanks. >>> rupert murdoch built a media empire on the power of selling a scandal but now it's his mighty news corporation that is under siege from london to washington. a prominent u.s. senator jay rockefeller wants to know if u.s. citizens fell victim to sleazy or illegal news gathering so he is calling for an investigation amid reports that victims of the 9/11 attacks are among the nearly 4,000 people who had their phones hacked. the outrage is crushing. over the past week, the media giant has lost nearly $7 billion in market value. and the political damage is mounting. today, britain's prime minister meets with the family of a murdered little girl after a murdoch newspaper allegedly hacked her cell phone
. the hacking scandal scuttles rupert murdoch's plans to expand his media empire, and now members of congress are calling for an investigation. on the front line with libyan rebels as they battle for a key village. and team u.s.a. advances to the finals. but will these winning women have a future in soccer? once they get home. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> good evening. scott is on assignment tonight. i'm russ mitchell. pressure is on congress and the president to reach a deal on debt. default could lead to financial clamity,. the president met congressional leaders back at the white house today for yet another negotiating session. we have reports from nancy cordes, chip reid and anthony mason, nancy, we'll begin with you at the capitol. >> reporter: good evening. the chairman of the federal reserve had a stark warning for members of congress today. he said if the debt limit isn't raised by august 2, the federal government's cash flow could plummet by 40%, because that's how much the nation borrows. >> so this is a matter of arithmetic fairly
at the airport. you like the seven-d >> the fallout continues over the rupert murdoch's hacking scandal. several top british politicians are now turning their eye on his media empire, news corp.. >> with the ink barely dry on the final edition of "news of the world," rupert murdoch traveled to the u.k. to manage the damage control personally. he has unqualified support for rebecca brooks, former editor of the paper and a trusted executive at news corp.. smiles for the cameras but calls for her to resign are growing louder. one of the most out to allegations is the phone hacking of a 13-year-old murder victim. the charismatic redhead was the editor of "news of the world"at the time. >> if she goes, that puts the spotlight on report murdoch's son james. she is a lightning conductor. >> james murdoch is the head of the international arm of news corp. but is widely seen as his father's heir apparent. >> they cannot deny responsibility. >> brooks coins to her jobs as hundreds of employees have lost theirs. there's a promise that news corp. will do its best to find them new positions. there could be 1
fewer jobs for everyone. also, the rupert murdoch scandal has claimed another victim. murdoch has dropped his bid to buy british sky broadcasting tonight. will it threaten his holdings here in the states? >>> the latest poll on republicans may show that mitt romney is in more trouble than we think. he's ahead already, but michele bachmann is surging. the crowd up for grabs right now is backman-friendly. >>> let my finish tonight with a person who may break the stranglehold that threatens to take down the u.s. economy. we start with the fight for a debt ceiling deal. steve king is a republican from iowa. let me ask you, congress marsh king, thank you for joining us. >> hi, chris. >> let's go over some of the highlights. if enacted president obama would be able to ask for $2.5 trillion over the next year in three installments, always long as he offers spending cuts congress could vote against raising the debt limit. europosed to that why, sir? >> i am. it passes the congressional responsibility -- in fact, that's in article i, section 8, it passes responsibility over to the presiden
allowing hackermyer violated policies. but there was no criminal intent. >>> rupert murdoch has dropped his takeover bid. tina kraus reports for wjz from london. >> it's a stunning defeat for rupert murdoch's media empire. newscorps is withdrawing its $14 billion bid for the lucratifer british satellite company, be sky be. >> reporter: the pullout comes just hours after britain's phone hacking scandal hit the houses of parl parliament. >> what has happened at this company is disgraceful. it has to be addressed. and they need to stop thinking about mergers until they sort out the mess they've created. >> they have warned murdoch to back out. but newscorps folded first, saying it was too difficult to progress in the current climate. murdoch is facing charges that his paper, news of the world, hacked into phones. the study has also brought scandal to the prime minister. hiring andycologiston as his communications chief. police arrested colson last week, accusing him of lying about the hacking. >> what the public wants us to do is address this firestorm. they want us to sort out bad practices a
murdoch's empire. the media giant withdraws its broadcasting bid and the actor will help expose the hacking scandal speaks out to matt lauer. >> if you want the question why didn't we do anything about it before, the answer is now emerging. the police unfortunately dragged their feet they've been lent on by the power in particular of news international. >>> and game time for roger clemmons. the pitching ace's fate now up to a mainly female jury with little to no interest in baseball. . and remembering betty ford. the former first lady's casket leaves california to her final resting place in michigan. >>> good afternoon. we go to the breaking news out of mumbai, india. three explosions have killed at least 17 and injured 81 more. the first terror attack since the attacks three years ago. mumbai's police commissioner says one of the bombs was ied placed inside an umbrella. >>> in washington both parts are gaping the politics of republican senate proposal from mitch mcconnell that would give president obama the authority to raise the debt ceiling without first guaranteeing the spen
, thank you very much. now to the latest on rupert murdoch. his mediale pirs includes the times of london, the "wall street journal" and the fox net would and he was on the verge of acquiring the british sky broadcasting network. but elizabeth palmer reports the tabloid hacking scandal forced him to pull the plug on that deal today as lawmakers on both side called for investigations. >> reporter: it's a sight many people thought they would never see. media tycoon rupert murdoch in retreat. today he abandoned his controversial $12 billion plan to expand into britain's lucrative satellite television business in a surrender to public outrage and political pressure. >> what has happened to this company is disgraceful, it got to be addressed at every level, and they should stop thinking about mergers when they've got to sort out the mess they've created. >> reporter: the prime minister dave cameron met today with the parents of the teen-age girl milly dowler whose stone lies at the heart of this scandal. she was murdered in 2002, but only last monday the public learned her phone had been hacke
the "news of the world" hacking scandal is the talk of the nation. both political parties say rupert murdoch should drop his bid to buy a major satellite broadcaster. prime minsters david cameron wants an inquiry. they've called for murdoch, his son james and a former editor of the newspaper to testify before parliament this week. >> there are an awful lot of questions as to why this continued for so long, who authorized it, the extent of the activity, not just now, but also, we understand in other international newspapers, possibly even wider. there are an awful lot of questions that have to be addressed. >>> the scandal has torpedoed shares in murdoch's company. news corp's shares are down 14% since july 4th. >>> police in florida arrested a plan they think shot and killed a priest. apparently the suspect made the manhunt pretty seize zi. jeremy mariani gunned down the priest at a beach house in mississippi, stole the money and the car and took the family to disney world. the s.w.a.t. team nabbed him outside of world. >>> quickly, let's talk about the alleged tucson gunman, loughner. a fe
rupert murdoch to drop his bid to buy a british broadcasting company. meanwhile murdoch and his son along with ceo of uk-based international have been summoned to appear before british lawmakers to testify. here at home at least one u.s. senator is calling for congress to investigate whether murdoch's u.s.-based news corp has been involved in hacking victims of 9/11. >>> time may be running out for libya's moammar gadhafi. according to new u.s. intelligence, the embattled leader is running out of cash while fuel in tripoli is reportedly in short supply. meanwhile france's foreign minister said that gadhafi's aides have hinted the leader is ready to step down. >>> it was a historic day for two american astronauts as they completed the shuttle program's final spacewalk, retrieving a failed ammonia pipe from the international space station. >>> in california, michelle obama and former president george w. bush were among those paying their respects to former first lady betty ford. a second funeral will be held in michigan tomorrow. >>> and sad news to report this morning. tv legend sherwood s
on the homepage of our website, wbaltv.com. >> rupert murdoch preparing to tell his story to congress. >> one of the many twists in the hacking scandal that is rocking news cowrp -- corp in great britain. gordon brown also goes on record as a victim. >> the purpose is to remind parents and students that this is their responsibility until it interferes with learning. >> what some students can and cannot we're in school is up for debate. what parents can expect. >> it is still warm outside, but there is a cold front that will bring heat relief. man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier way to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >> they were the first in the state to ban smoking indoors. now howard county is about to ban it in an outdoor parks as well. however, they are expected to announce a ban on all smoking in all 57 park properties. the executive order will not commit -- will not extend to the state park and parks owne
reports from london. >>> it's a stunning defeat for rupert murdoch's media empire. news corps is withdrawing its bid for the lucrative british satellite company company. thises and just hours after britain's phone hacking scandal hit the parliament. >> what is happening is graceful. and has to be addressed. >> british lawmakers had planned an afternoon vote to force murdoch to back away from the take overdeal. but newscorps folded first. yodz murdoch came under attack, after revelations his tabloids, the fuse of the world, hacked into the phones of murder and terror victims. the scandal has also embarrassed the prime minister. known for a cozy relationship for the media mogul. police arrested colson last week, accusing him of lying about the hacking whale he was editor of the tabloid. >> what they want us to do is sort out this firestorm. >> reporter: a small group protested outside of murdoch's home. as a car sped past cameras. members of parliament could question murdoch, his son james, and niewps corps ceo brooks next week. >> and murdoch is still leaving the door open to b
guarding a meeting of local leaders. the rupert murdoch media empire news corporation dropped its bid today to take over british sky broadcasting. it was the latest fallout from the firestorm of allegations that murdoch tabloids hacked into phones of celebrities, royals and even murder victims. we have a report from gary gibbon of independent television news. >> reporter: for decades, he's loomed over british politics. feted by politicians, rarely denied his wishes. but today, parliament rose up as one, all three main parties united, telling rupert murdoch he could not expand his media ownership here, right now. and he buckled. in a statement on their takeover plans, news corp said that it was too difficult to progress in this climate, but that news corp reserves the right to make an offer at a later date. >> i think this is the right decision, i've been saying that this company clearly needs to sort out the problems there are at news international, at the "news of the world." that must be the priority, not takeovers, so the right >> reporter: it's a huge blow for james murdoch, third in co
, rupert murdoch's news corp says it has given up its offer to buy british sky broadcasting. it is the latest fallout from the phone hacking scandal involving his papers in britain. murdoch also denies his company's "sun" newspaper illegally obtained former prime minister gordon brown's son's health records. scotland yard investigators say there may be as many as 4,000 victims in the hacking scandals done by murdoch's papers. >> i think it's something like 3,778 names, first and second names in the database. >> we were unable to spread the inquiry further with news international because of their refusal to cooperate more broadly. >> actor hugh grant was one of the targets in the phone hacking scandal. he talked about the latest backlash toward murdoch this morning on the "today" show. >> he had the power through his papers to get them elected and his paper knew, you know, dirty details about details about individual mps, so they were unwilling to take him on. up until three weeks ago, all politicians in our country were sucking up to rupert murdoch and drinking champagne on
mumbai. >>> senator jay rockefeller wants to know if any of rupert murdoch's journalists targeted u.s. citizens and warns of serious consequences if they have. >>> and the social media sites are abuzz over price increases at netflix. we'll tell you what's happening. i'll tell you what -- when we stop to fill it up. ♪ ♪ [ son ] you realize, it's gotta run out sometime. [ male announcer ] jetta tdi clean diesel. the turbo that gets 42 miles per gallon. ♪ is now honey nut cheerios! yup, america's favorite. so we're celebrating the honey sweetness, crunchy oats and... hey! don't forget me!! honey nut cheerios. make it your favorite too! he needs some gellin'. yeahhhhhhh. gellin' is like having a teeny tiny foot masseuse in your shoe. you like ? nice ! dr. scholl's massaging gel insoles. outrageous comfort, all-day long. >>> ministry officials in india are confirming that three explosions which rocked some of the busiest neighborhoods in mumbai were the work of terrorists. at least ten people have been killed. remember this only happened about an hour ago. so it's really impossible
this morning. news corporation owned by rupert murdoch announced it is dropping a bid to buy a broadcasting company after growing opposition from lawmakers. in the meantime, today, prime minister david cameron vowed to investigate whether phone hackers targeted 9/11 victims. >>> thousands turn out in afghanistan for the funeral of ahmed wali karzai. the president went openly during that burial. climbing inside the grave to help move his brother's body at one point. karzai was mureded yesterday by a trusted family guard. on the way to the the funeral two roadside bombs was the target but no one hurt. >>> a second memorial service tonight in michigan for betty ford who died friday at 93 was mourned at funeral services yesterday in palm desert, california. among those attending first ladies rosalynn carter and michelle obama and nancy reagan and former president george w. bush was also there. >>> the national league in the all-star game won for the second year in a row. the brewers prince fielder got mf honomvp honors for this home. 14 minutes past the hour. now here is chris. >> the game has
, the situation seems to look worse by the day for media mogul rupert murdoch and the phone hacking scandal in britain. this morning, new pressure for him to drop his plans to buy a broadcasting company and push for judicial inquiry into the hacking controversy. we'll go to london for the latest in a bit. first we welcome you back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge in new york with erica hill. >> the language is becoming more clear, perhaps more concrete for the rest of us, during the ongoing debates in washington. first the president says millions of dollars in benefits may not go out next month and the threat of national default. many see this as a game of political chicken. many americans are growing weary of the game. cbs news evening anchor scott pelley sat down for a one on one with president obama tuesday. he joins us with more from washington. good morning again. >> although it appears democrats and republicans come to a stand still president obama insisted he believes can he get it done and when we asked the president for specifics about how to close the deal and how many democr
. >>> the british government looks to back calls from rupert murdoch to drop his bid for bskyb as phone hacking allegations surrounding his uk newspapers continue to chip away at the value of his entire media empire. >>> china's building boom shows no signs of slowing down much to the dismay of this man who calls this makeshift building his home. [ female announcer ] now you can apply sunblock to your kids' wet skin. new neutrogena® wet skin kids. ordinary sunblock drips and whitens. neutrogena® wet skin cuts through water. forms a broad spectrum barrier for full strength sun protection. wet skin. neutrogena®. [ding] announcer: clean kitchen surfaces, utensils, and hands with soapy water. one in 6 americans will get sick from food poisoning this year. keep your family safer. check your steps at foodsafety.gov. >>> welcome back. live from rome and hong kong, you're watching "world business today" on cnn. >>> for media tycoon rupert murdoch, the sky may indeed be the limit. we're talking about british sky broadcasting. a downing street source tells c flfrnlthsn the british government will back
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